Produtos Naturais PLANETA VERDE Ltda. has been established in 1987 with the construction of the sugar cane mill to industrialize the organic sugar cane. A family from the north of Brazil, a traditional producer of whole sugar, helped us to build the first clay oven and to project the cooking pan. Wood from the old coffee plantation was burned in the furnace, the small mill was supplied by hand and the production was entirely handmade. Our first client was a pioneer Swiss cooperative, purchasing two containers and shortly after came a traditional distributer for organic products in Germany. We still have a close commercial relationship with both of them. The company kept growing during these years, the equipment has been improved to attend demand and requests of our customers.
Today PLANETA VERDE exports to Switzerland, Germany, USA, Japan, New Zealand, China and has worldwide contacts. From a small mill and a handmade product PLANETA VERDE grew into an industry. We have now a 4 mill processing unit, a fourfold evaporating system, a vacuum cooking unit, a horizontal dryer, a packing unit and a laboratory. The PLANETA VERDE employs during harvest time, from June until November, 76 employees in the factory and 80 employees on the farm. The annual production is around 1.300 tons of organic whole sugar. A general checking and respective repairs are done as soon as harvest ends as well as the necessary improvements to attend our purchasers’ requests. A happy and satisfied client is the satisfaction or our entire staff.
Work is love made visible!
In organic production the PLANETA VERDE industrializes exclusively own organic sugar cane and therefore we can guarantee full traceability, from the field until the final product within an extensive checking system. Our product, organic whole sugar, is first of all a whole food, with all minerals contained in the sugar cane plant preserved due to the fact that there isn’t any kind of refination. Organic whole sugar is very rich in minerals, to mention only calcium, potassium, phosphor and iron among others.
Organic whole sugar is an energetic food appreciated by sportsmen, is recommended during pregnancy and for children, it releases stress, it helps prevent osteoporosis and caries due to its high calcium content. Organic whole sugar can be used as a substitute of any kind of sweetener for milk, coffee, juices and other refreshing drinks. It can also be used in bakeries and desserts, as ice cream topping, goes with cereals and gives the yogurt a special flavor. Our device: FROM PLANTING TO THE CONSUMER’S TABLE.
Considering the different market requests and special wishes of our clients, we have now 5 different organic certifications, besides a certification for the Jewish community, a social certificate and HACCP certificate.
EU, NOP, COR, BIOSUISSE, JAS, BRAZIL ORGANIC (Ecocert Brazil)
KOSHER (RABBI M. A. ILIOVITS)
HAND IN HAND (Bio Inspecta AG - Switzerland)
HACCP ( Kiwa BCS Öko-Garantie do Brasil )
We started organic farming in 1986 to protect the flora and fauna, specially the birds. PLANETA VERDE is located on the Jacutinga Farm, which has a quite large biodiversity. Besides the sugarcane fields there small areas with rubber tree and Eucalyptus plantation. The farm raises sheep, cattle, horses, buffalos and pigs, all growing up free on natural pastures and food. There is still an area, up to around 20% of the farm, covered with natural forest, swamps and ponds, sheltering wild animals like wild pigs, capybaras, dears bush dogs, tapirs, tapirs, armadillos, pumas, ocelots, alligators, anacondas, monkeys as well as other wild animals and a quite large variety of birds.There is a vegetable garden to supply the company’s employees. Jacutinga farm has an organized “garbage service” to collect the previous separated materials, glass, cans, plastic and paper. The different recyclable materials are delivered to recycling unit in nearby Lucélia town.
Based on own convictions we give special attention to social activities in our community, with an active participation at the APAE (Association for exceptional children), and the Comite da Fome de Lucélia (a private organization who provide a monthly alimentation to low incomes families), among others. Emile Lutz, owner and CEO of PLANETA VERDE, built an important infrastructure to receive youngsters for weekend and holiday camps, on his own farm, Sítio Primavera de Jesus, (www.sitioprimaveradejesus.com.br), to pass on ethical, moral and religious values as well as the consciousness to protect environment.
In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments, there are only consequences!
Treated with respect and love nature will be grateful.
Responsible person: Emile Lutz (Emilio)
Phone: ++ 55 (0) 18.3551.90.43 / ++ 55 (0) 18.3551.9042
Mobile: ++ 55 (0) 18.99768.55.23 (whatsapp) / ++ 55 (0) 18.99758.79.73
Responsible person: Regula Baumgartner
Phone: ++ 55 (0) 18.3551.90.40
Responsible person: Mauro Pecini
Phone: ++ 55 (0) 18.3551.90.44
Responsible person: Paul Bruning
Phone: ++ 55 (0) 18.3551.90.48